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Secret Powers of Rooibos and Matcha

by Jordan Taffet June 06, 2016 4 Comments

Secret Powers of Rooibos and Matcha

If you have never heard of either rooibos or matcha, don't worry- we've got you covered! (And trust us, you want to be in the know about these two powerhouses). 

Rooibos

Why should you make sure Rooibos is in your morning/evening tea (like our Beauty Sleep Tea)? Rooibos comes from the shrub Aspalathus Linearis, which is only found on the slopes of the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. The locals in South Africa have been drinking the tea for hundreds of years and it has recently become more popular in the Americas. 

Benefits: 

Rooibos has the ability to help many people, including those who have suffered from asthma, acne, eczema, insomnia, bone weakness or hypertension. Rooibos is also known to reduce the risk of various types of cancer, heart disease and premature aging. It’s also a great tea to drink when suffering from stomach cramps or other digestive problems. Lastly, rooibos tea is rich in minerals that may help boost the immune system and keep the body healthy. It is packed with calcium, iron, potassium, copper, fluoride, manganese, magnesium, zinc and alpha hydroxy acid.

Matcha

We are officially OBSESSED with Matcha and we want you to be too! Not only are Matcha lattes absolutely delicious, but also the health benefits can't be beat. First, it is essential to understand what matcha is. Matcha literally means “powdered tea" and when you drink matcha, you’re drinking the actual leaves, which have been finely powdered and made into a solution. Unlike typical green tea, matcha is made by covering the tea plants with cloths before they’re harvested. This ultimately creates leaves with better flavor and texture, which are selected, steamed and then dried and aged, which deepens the flavor. These leaves are then ground into a fine powder and ready to consume!

Benefits:

Because the whole leaves are ingested when drinking matcha, it’s a more potent source of nutrients than typical green tea. In addition to providing small amounts of vitamins and minerals, matcha is rich in antioxidants, which have been shown to protect against heart disease and cancer. In addition, matcha helps to regulate blood sugar, reduce blood pressure, and promote anti-aging. Matcha also includes EGCG, which has been shown to speed up one's metabolism while also slowing or halting the growth of cancer cells. So pair that matcha latte with your Ultimate Beauty Body Formula and you'll be a fat-burning machine! 

 

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4 Responses

Katy
Katy

June 07, 2017

I drink rooibos almost every day and today I got to know its benefits for both hair and skin lol

Morena
Morena

May 30, 2017

Rooibos it’s also really good for period cramps

Chloe Amanda Jow
Chloe Amanda Jow

May 24, 2017

I have also heard about the benefits of this tea. I too, shall give it a try.

Sophie
Sophie

May 11, 2017

I drink 2 sometimes 3 per day. Whisk your matcha in milk or soy and a little sweetener and you have yourself a delicious green tea latte. Iced or hot both are great! YUM !

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